Distracted by Scraps

I began tidying up my sewing area. I had a pile of scraps from the past month that needed to be tended and I have become distracted for the past day. I cut scraps into usable size squares or strips and put them into boxes by size. The other pieces and triangles are usually placed in a box for making "new fabric." I have been making "new fabric" for the dog quilt for our daughter's dog. I decided that I would begin making some more "new fabric" today since I had the urge to sew but not start a new project. The pile of scraps is gone now and this is what I have in "new fabric": 

The scraps
Chain sewing any pieces together

Sewn, ready to trim
A rough trim is good enough.

Sections sewn, ready for a squaring up 
This I do not save. I know a place that takes fiber scraps for recycling.

So that is what I do with my scraps. Now that they have been taken care of I am ready to start a new project. 

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1 comment:

Mary said...

What a good idea Nancy. I think that making a bed runner for the dog would be a good idea for me. My pooches like to lay there and I hate cleaning off the fur. Thanks.